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Brie Larson Says Not Applauding Casey Affleck At The Oscars "Spoke For Itself"


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Brie Larson has spoken for the first time about her much-discussed decision not to applaud Casey Affleck as she handed him his Oscar for Best Actor at the Academy Awards last month, saying that it “spoke for itself”.

Back at the 89th Oscars, many noticed that the 27 year old star remained conspicuously still as the rest of the auditorium applauded Affleck after he bagged the prize for his role in Manchester By the Sea. It was especially pointed as Larson had won the Oscar for Best Actress the year before, for her moving portrayal of a long-term sexual abuse victim in the acclaimed film Room.

Brie LarsonBrie Larson at a pre-Oscars party in 2017

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Casey Affleck Addresses Sexual Harassment Allegations After Oscar Win


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Following his prestigious Oscar win for Best Actor at the weekend, Casey Affleck has broken his silence over the controversy surrounding sexual harassment allegations against him seven years ago.

Since he collected the Academy Award for his role in Manchester By the Sea on Sunday night, not everybody has been celebrating, with many recalling that he had been accused of “uninvited and unwelcome sexual advances in the workplace” by two women on the set of his mockumentary movie I’m Still Here back in 2010.

Casey AffleckCasey Affleck with his Oscar for 'Manchester By the Sea'

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Everything We Know So Far About Casey Affleck's Next Project 'Light Of My Life'


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Casey Affleck may have just won Best Actor at the 89th Academy Awards for his role in 'Manchester By The Sea', but what of his future projects? He has began shooting 'Light of My Life' this February in which he stars and is also director and screenwriter.

Casey AffleckCasey Affleck films new drama 'Light of My Life'

With principal photography in full swing for 'Light of My Life', the movie marks Casey Affleck's third directorial venture after 1999's Sundance short film series 'The Book of Charles' and Joaquin Phoenix's 'I'm Still Here' which he co-wrote. He also wrote the script for 2002's 'Gerry' with Matt Damon and director Gus Van Sant.

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Mahersala Ali, Viola Davis, Casey Affleck and Emma Stone in the press room at the 89th Annual Academy Awards (Oscars 2017) held at the Dolby Theatre at the Hollywood & Highland Center - Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 27th February 2017

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Mahersala Ali, Viola Davis, Casey Affleck and Emma Stone
Mahersala Ali, Viola Davis, Casey Affleck and Emma Stone
Viola Davis and Mark Rylance

Floriana Lima and Casey Affleck at the 89th Annual Academy Awards (Oscars 2017) held at the Dolby Theatre at the Hollywood & Highland Center - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 26th February 20172017

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Floriana Lima and Casey Affleck
Floriana Lima and Casey Affleck
Floriana Lima and Casey Affleck
Floriana Lima and Casey Affleck

Casey Affleck at the 89th Annual Academy Awards (Oscars 2017) held at the Dolby Theatre at the Hollywood & Highland Center - Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 27th February 2017

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Casey Affleck in the press room at the 89th Annual Academy Awards (Oscars 2017) held at the Dolby Theatre at the Hollywood & Highland Center - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 26th February 2017

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Mahershala Ali in the press room with Emma Stone, Viola Davis and Casey Affleck at the 89th Annual Academy Awards (Oscars 2017) held at the Dolby Theatre at the Hollywood & Highland Center - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 26th February 2017

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Mahershala Ali, Emma Stone, Viola Davis and Casey Affleck
Mahershala Ali, Emma Stone, Viola Davis and Casey Affleck
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Constance Wu Calls Out Oscars For Nominating Casey Affleck


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Casey Affleck picked up a widely predicted Oscar nomination for his recent film Manchester By the Sea this week, but a few of his fellow stars are not happy with it!

Constance Wu, Heather Matarazzo and other Hollywood stars protested Affleck’s nomination on social media this week, in light of the sexual harassment suits brought against him several years ago by two female colleagues on the set of I’m Still Here in 2010.

Casey AffleckCasey Affleck settled two sexual harassment lawsuits out of court in 2010

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Manchester By The Sea Review

Excellent

This may not be the cheeriest movie of the season, but it's so skilfully written, directed and acted that it's impossible not to be pulled into its powerfully wrenching drama. Writer-director Kenneth Lonergan (see also 2011's sleeper masterpiece Margaret) creates characters so vivid that they get deep under the skin, and he allows his actors to so fully inhabit them that they become unforgettable.

This is the story of Lee (Casey Affleck), a janitor who is hiding in Boston from his past. When his brother Joe (Kyle Chandler) has a heart attack, he returns to his hometown Manchester to take care of Joe's 16-year-old son Patrick (Lucas Hedges), who isn't remotely happy about this set-up. But Joe's estranged wife Elisa (Gretchen Mol) has vanished, and Lee's ex-wife Randi (Michelle Williams) has started a new life. So while Patrick struggles to maintain his independence, Lee tries to build some sort of relationship with him. But both are still reeling with pain over things that happened to them over the years.

Yes, the central theme here is grief, and Lonergan piles mountains of it onto these characters. As details about their back-stories are revealed, the intensity of the emotions becomes nearly unbearable, and yet neither Lonergan nor the actors ever give into sentimentality or trite sermons. This is achingly realistic, an exploration of how people survive even the worst things life can throw at them. And Affleck delivers his best performance yet in the role, a devastatingly transparent turn that holds the audience in rapt attention. Newcomer Hedges matches him beat for beat as a deeply likeable teen whose prickly reactions make him even more sympathetic. And both Williams and Mol add some blistering electricity as women struggling to reinvent themselves. In just a few scenes, Williams very nearly steals the film.

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Could Historic Sexual Harassment Lawsuits Derail Casey Affleck's Award Hopes?


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Casey Affleck, the star of Manchester By the Sea and favourite to be a nominee for the Best Actor Oscar later this year, is facing the possibility of coming under scrutiny regarding historic sexual harassment lawsuits as awards season heats up.

Having triumphed at the Golden Globes in the same category on Sunday (January 8th), the 41 year old actor – younger brother of fellow Hollywood star Ben – appeared to allude to the matter in his acceptance speech.

“It’s my kids who give me permission to do this because they have the character to keep at bay all the noise that sometimes surrounds people who live publicly," he said.

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Manchester By The Sea Trailer


Lee Chandler lives a life of self-imposed exile but that's not how he's always been. For many years prior, he lived in the small town of Manchester-By-The-Sea where the rest of his family and his fiancé all live. It's a picturesque fishing town and the pace of life is slower than any city could offer and the Chandler's all live good lives. Now, Lee lives in Boston and works as a janitor and his strict day to day routine has been brought about to limit the amount of people he see and has to deal with.

When Lee's brother, Joe, dies Lee is made the guardian of Patrick, Joe's teenage son. The news comes as a surprise to both men. Patrick is dealing with the loss of his family and now is forced to live with his uncle who's distanced himself from the family years prior.

Patrick doesn't understand his uncle's reluctance to relocate and move back to the small neighbourhood he used to call home. As hard choices are made and old acquaintances become part of the present day picture, Lee must not only do what is best for himself but also consider his nephew and the wishes of his brother.

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Captain Chris Pine Steers A New Ship In Disney's The Finest Hours


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Upcoming Disney 3D-disaster film, The Finest Hours, has a well-known captain at its helm with actor Chris Pine, who proved a hit as James Kirk in Star Trek, taking on the role of US Coast Guard Captain Bernie Webber in this drama based on a true story.


 

Due out in January 2016, The Finest Hours charts the story of the Pendleton mission – a rescue trip undertaken by Coast Guard ships off the coast of Cape Cod after two oil tankers were destroyed by treacherous winds and rain in 1952.

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The Finest Hours Trailer


It's 1952 and a routine shipment is being undertaken by the crew of an oil tanker travelling along the coast of Cape Cod. However, little did they know of a disastrous oncoming storm that would brutally attack New England like never before. As bad luck would have it, the crew on board the vessel find their tanker suddenly ripped in half by the hurricane and they are forced to await the Coast Guard for rescue unable to move from their sinking boat. 30 men are trapped, not knowing whether anyone was coming to rescue them, not knowing whether or not this was their last night on Earth. After all, it would be a suicide mission for any lifeboat to attempt a rescue in these conditions, but that's exactly what happens. A feat of outstanding bravery for this East Coast Guard.

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HBO Moves Forward With 'Lewis And Clark' Miniseries Starring Casey Affleck And Matthias Schoenaerts


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HBO has greenlit a new miniseries based on explorers Meriwether Lewis and William Clark and starring Casey Affleck and Matthias Schoenaerts. The six part miniseries will begin filming in the summer and is due on our screens later this year.

Casey AffleckCasey Affleck will star in 'Lewis and Clark'

"In Lewis and Clark, we can see American idealism and the breathtaking natural beauty of the continent, as well as the complexities and tragedies of what came to be known as America's 'manifest destiny,' " said HBO programming president Michael Lombardo.

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Casey Affleck

Date of birth

12th August, 1975

Occupation

Actor

Sex

Male

Height

1.76


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Casey Affleck Movies

Manchester by the Sea Movie Review

Manchester by the Sea Movie Review

This may not be the cheeriest movie of the season, but it's so skilfully written,...

Manchester By The Sea Trailer

Manchester By The Sea Trailer

Lee Chandler lives a life of self-imposed exile but that's not how he's always been....

The Finest Hours Movie Review

The Finest Hours Movie Review

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Triple 9 Movie Review

Triple 9 Movie Review

After a post-apocalyptic dystopia (The Road) and Prohibition-era America (Lawless), Australian director John Hillcoat brings...

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Terrell Tompkins and his team of officers are corrupt, finding ways to embellish their wage...

The Finest Hours Trailer

The Finest Hours Trailer

It's 1952 and a routine shipment is being undertaken by the crew of an oil...

Interstellar Movie Review

Interstellar Movie Review

Brainy blockbuster maestro Christopher Nolan heads into deep space with this epic adventure, which is...

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Interstellar Trailer

Mankind is doomed. Following generations of neglect and a lack of care, the planet Earth...

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Interstellar Trailer

Cooper is a pilot and engineer with a huge ambition to save the world. With...

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With the Earth facing a bleak future, pilot and engineer Cooper wants to know how...

Out of the Furnace Movie Review

Out of the Furnace Movie Review

Coarse and not exactly subtle, this dark drama might disappoint viewers expecting a more traditional...

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Interstellar Trailer

At a time where scientists and explorers are on the verge of reaching a stalemate...

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Although set in the 1970s, this dramatic thriller has a distinctly Western vibe to it,...

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